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Draft Positions of the NBA Teams Selecting Their Players for the 2010 NBA Draft

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

The two rounds of the 2010 NBA Draft will be held on June 24 at the WaMu Theater Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. It was just seven days before that the Los Angeles Lakers won back to back championships by defeating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their Final Series.

The three teams without any draft picks are the Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Denver Nuggets.

The Washington Wizards landed the first pick overall by winning the Draft Lottery in Secausus, NJ. Their President Ernie Grunfeld was there to accept represent the team and accept the results.

John Wall is expected to be the first one picked during this year's draft.

Here is the draft board. I will also establish which past first-round picks are still with the team at the time of writing.

First Round

1. Washington Wizards - They already have Oleksiy Pecherov, Nick Young, Javale McGee that they drafted chronologically in that order from 2006 to 2008. All three were drafted no lower than number 18 overall. They didn't have a first round pick last year.

2. Philadelphia 76ers - They just traded away Samuel Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes. They already have Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Marreese Speights, and Jrue Holiday that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2004 to 2009. All of them were drafted no lower than number 17 overall.

3. New Jersey Nets - They need players. Just any player for the team with the worst regular season record in 2009-10 could be fine. They traded away the 2nd first round pick they had in 2008. They currently have Top 11 draft picks from the last two years, Brook Lopez and Terrence Williams in their roster.

4. Minnesota Timberwolves - They apparently only one of their 2009 draft picks playing during the past season. No wonder they hardly grew as a franchise last year. They drafted O.J. Mayo in 2008, whom they traded for another draftee, Kevin Love. They have Corey Brewer and Jonny Flynn who they drafted 2007 (7 overall) and 2009 (6 overall) respectively. Lastly, they also are currently holding the 16th, 23rd, 45th, 56th draft choices for this year.

5. Sacramento Kings - They already have Francisco Garcia, Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi, and Tyreke Evans that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2005 to 2009. All of them were drafted no lower number 23 overall.

6. Golden State Warriors - Here goes the Warriors again rebuilding. They still are doing that after Baron Davis left the team via free agency. Right now they are building with Andris Biedrins, Anthony Randolph, and Stephen Curry as the core players. All of them were drafted by the Warriors chronologically in that order sometime from 2004 to 2009, and none of them were pick no lower than number 14 overall. Two days before the draft, they traded away Corey Maggette (who has $15 million for 3 years remaining on his contract) to Milwaukee for only Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric.

7. Detroit Pistons - Will they be able to rebuild and be a dominating team again for years. Right now they already have Tayshaun Prince, Jason Maxiell, Rodney Stuckey, Jonas Jerebko, DaJuan Summers, and Austin Daye that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2002 to 2009, when they had 4 draft picks. All of them were drafted no lower than 39th overall.

8. Los Angeles Clippers - They still have Chris Kaman, Eric Gordon, and Blake Griffin that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2003 to 2009. All of them were drafted no lower than number 7 overall. Blake was number one overall last year. They do have their number one draft pick from 1998, Brian Skinner, but I didn't want to include him in the list since he's played somewhere else in the NBA than came back to the Clippers.

9. Utah Jazz - They already have Andrei Kirilenko, Deron Williams, and Kosta Koufos that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 1999 to 2008. All of them were drafted no lower than number 24 overall.

10. Indiana Pacers - The franchise continues on to be more than just a mediocre team. They still have Danny Granger and Tyler Hansbrough that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2005 to 2009. They were drafted 17th and 13th overall respectively.

11. New Orleans Hornets - They already have David West, Chris Paul, Julian Wright, and Darren Collison that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2003 to 2009. All of them were drafted no lower than number 21 overall.

12. Memphis Grizzlies - They already have Dont'e Greene, Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll, and Sam Young that they drafted chronologically in that order from 2008 to 2009. Only Dont'e is the one that was drafted in 2008. All of them were drafted no lower than number 36 overall. They drafted Kevin Love in 2008, whom they traded for another draftee, O. J. Mayo.

13. Toronto Raptors - They already have Chris Bosh, Andrea Bargnani, and DeMar DeRozan that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2003 to 2009. Andrea was the number one pick overall in 2006. They didn't have any first round pick in 2007. With the lack of sufficient supporting cast, that may be a good reason for Chris to get out of Toronto.

14. Houston Rockets - They already have Yao Ming and Aaron Brooks that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2002 to 2008. Yao was the number one pick overall in 2002. They didn't have any first round pick in 2009.

15. Milwaukee Bucks (from Chicago) - They already have Andrew Bogut and Brandon Jennings that they drafted in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Andrew was the number one pick overall, and Brandon was the number ten pick. Michael Redd was draft in the year 2000 as the 44th pick overall.

16. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Denver via Charlotte) - See number 4. They have that pick.

17. Chicago Bulls (from Milwaukee) - About one hour before the draft started, Chicago traded away Kirk Hinrich, who has two years and $17 million remaining on his contract, and this pick to Washington for a second-round pick. The trade can't be completed until July 8. That's when the Wizards will clear some cap room to fit Kirk's contract with their salary cap. Now the Bulls are in a better position to offer close to 2 max-level contracts to a top-tier free agent.

18. Miami Heat - Miami traded this pick and Daequan Cook to Oklahoma City for the number 32 pick in the second round during the morning of draft day. They cleared Daequan's $2.2 million salary and got rid of $3 million, which is the estimated value for the 18th pick. Now the Heat currently have a payroll at $44 million, which lets them sign three max-contract players and close to having a third one.

19. Boston Celtics - They already have Paul Pierce and Tony Allen that they drafted respectively in 1998 and 2004. Paul was picked 10th overall, and Tony was picked 25th overall.

20. San Antonio Spurs - They already have Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Ian Mahinimi, and George Hill that they drafted chronologically in that order in the first round sometime from 1997 to 2008. All of them were pick no lower than number 28 overall. Tim was number one overall. As for second-round picks that are still with the Spurs, there's Manu Ginobili in 1999 and DeJuan Blair in 2009.

21. Oklahoma City Thunder - They already have Nick Collison, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, and James Harden that they drafted in the first round sometime from 2003 to 2009. All of them were pick no lower than number 24 overall. In fact Kevin was 2th pick overall, Russell was 4th overall, and James was 3rd.

22. Portland Trail Blazers - Wow. Portland has done a lot of wheeling and dealing, and it surely looks like they've been successful at it. I'm saying it because the only player they have on their roster that they drafted is Greg Oden, who was the number one pick overall in 2008 and he has only played 82 games total in 2 years.

23. Minnesota Timberwolves - See number 4. They have that pick.

24. Atlanta Hawks - They already have Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, Al Horford, and Jeff Teague that they drafted chronologically in that order sometime from 2004 to 2009. I am definitely surprised that I found four since they had to have a lot player turnover to dramatically improve the team to the way it played in the 2009-10 season. All of them were picked no lower than number 19 overall.

25. Memphis Grizzlies (from Denver) - See number 12. They have that pick.

26. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Phoenix) - See number 21. They have that pick.

27. New Jersey Nets (from Dallas) - See number 3. They have that pick.

28. Memphis Grizzlies (from Los Angeles Lakers) - See number 12. They have that pick.

29. Orlando Magic - They already have Dwight Howard and J. J. Redick that they drafted respectively in 2004 and 2006. Dwight was the number one pick overall, and J. J. was picked 11th overall.

30. Washington Wizards - See number 1. They have that pick.

Second Round

31. New Jersey Nets

32. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Minnesota)

33. Sacramento Kings

34. Portland Trail Blazers (from Chicago via Golden State)

35. Washington Wizards

36. Detroit Pistons

37. Milwaukee Bucks (from Philadelphia)

38. New York Knicks

39. New York Knicks (from Denver via Los Angeles Clippers)

40. Indiana Pacers

41. Miami Heat (from New Orleans)

42. Miami Heat (from Toronto)

43. Los Angeles Lakers (from Memphis)

44. Golden State Warriors

45. Minnesota Timberwolves

46. Phoenix Suns

47. Milwaukee Bucks

48. Miami Heat

49. San Antonio Spurs

50. Dallas Mavericks (from Oklahoma City)

51. Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas and Minnesota via Portland)

52. Boston Celtics

53. Atlanta Hawks

54. Los Angeles Clippers (from Denver)

55. Utah Jazz

56. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Phoenix)

57. Dallas Mavericks (pick may be conveyed to Indiana)

58. Los Angeles Lakers

59. Orlando Magic

60. Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland)





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